Reported rail cuts would see passengers pay the price for Scottish Government "dithering"

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Cost of Living: Conservatives blaming people for not earning enough

Responding to a UK Government minister saying people should take on more hours or get a new job to deal with the cost of living crisis, Liberal Democrat Work & Pensions Spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain MP said:

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Rennie responds to reports of fresh ferry faults

Responding to the reports in the Herald on Sunday that the number of faults outstanding on the ferries at Fergusons increased from 175 in January to 237 in March, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton challenges bosses’ enormous bonuses amid 10,000 raw sewage releases

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today demanded to know why Scottish Water bosses are receiving bonuses of up to £92,000 each at the same time as the government-owned company released raw sewage into Scotland’s rivers over 10,000 times.

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Rennie: Fresh revelations on ferries show SNP “amateurism”

Following the revelation by the First Minister that the Deputy First Minister was involved in the ferries contract, that ministers ignored legal warnings and that multi-million pound contracts are routinely signed off by one line emails, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie MSP said:

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FMQs: Cole-Hamilton challenges First Minister over SNP sewage scandal

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today challenged the First Minister over the SNP's sewage scandal which saw raw sewage released into Scotland's rivers more than 10,000 times last year alone.

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Wishart to bring unexploded bombs debate to Parliament

Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart is to bring a debate to the Scottish Parliament highlighting the damage caused by ‘high order’ detonations to clear unexploded ordnance (UXOs) from marine areas.

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Public inquiry over ferries fiasco is now urgent

Responding to Jenny Gilruth's opening statement in this afternoon's Scottish Parliament debate on ferries, Scottish Liberal Democrat economy spokesperson Willie Rennie said:

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The last thing we want from Education Scotland is business as usual.

Responding to comments from Patricia Watson, strategic director at Education Scotland in which she described the next two years as “business as usual at Education Scotland” despite ongoing proposals for reform and said that the body was making “good progress” in improving education, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Willie Rennie said:

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Red line commitment secured on hormone-treated beef

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has secured a commitment from the International Trade Secretary this week that maintaining UK food standards and the ban on hormone-treated beef would be a “red line” in UK-Canada trade negotiations. The Secretary of State, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP made the commitment in response to a letter from Mr Carmichael highlighting claims from Canadian negotiators that overturning the ban would be their goal during trade talks.

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